LOCKHART, HAYDEN JAMES Name: James Hayden Lockhart Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot Unit: 613th TFS Date of Birth:16 June 1938 Home City of Record: Springfiled, OH Date of Loss: 02 March 1965 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 171000N 1064500E Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F100D Other Personnel in Incident: none Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK March 1997 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. REMARKS: 021273 RELEASED BY DRV (First USAF pilot captured) SOURCE: WE CAME HOME copyright 1977 Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602 Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and spelling errors). HAYDEN J. LOCKHART JR. Major - United States Air Force Shot Down: March 2, 1965 Released: February 12, 1973 Born: Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 16, 1938. Lived in Michigan, Florida, West Virginia as a boy and went to high school in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Entered AFA in June 1957 and graduated in June 1961. My parents now live in Springfield, Ohio. Career: Webb AFB, Texas- Pilot Training. Luke AFB, Arizona- Fighter Gunnery School. England AFB, Louisiana - 4th TFS, flying F-100's Shoot down: I was shot down 2 March 1965 while flying flak suppression on an ammo dump in North Vietnam. I was released 12 February 1973 and reported to Travis AFB, California for Medical check. Future: I am attending USC in Los Angeles, California for an MBA degree, while remaining in the Air Force. My son's name is Hayden James Lochhart III We call him "Jamie." He is now nine years old. He was born two months after I was shot down. Comments: My only comment is to the American people for their letter writing campaign which did so much to better our treatment in the prison camps of North Vietnam. Thank you all. We POWs will forever be grateful for your prayers and support during this troubled period of our lives. ---------------------------- Hayden Lockhart Jr. retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He lives in Texas.